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Report: Selanne to return to Ducks, hopes Kariya joins him

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According to Finnish magazine Sports Journal, Teemu Selanne will return to the Anaheim Ducks for "at least another season."

Selanne, a 17-year NHL veteran, scored 27 goals and 48 points in 54 games for the Ducks last season.

"I made the decision to continue my career," Selanne said in the article. "In fact, it has been clear for a long time. Negotiations are now ready to begin."

Selanne also told the magazine he had made a pitch to Ducks management to go after unrestricted free agent Paul Kariya, a friend of Selanne's. The two played together with the Colorado Avalanche in 2003-04.

"I've talked to Paul and the Ducks," said Selanne. "Paul has been waiting for my decision and I hope things move forward."

Selanne, the 10th overall pick in the 1988 NHL draft, has 606 goals and 1,260 points in 1,186 career games. The future Hall of Famer is also the all-time leading scorer at the Olympics.

Selanne, who turned 40 in July, has been a member of the Ducks since 2005. He was previously with the organization from 1996-2001.

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Report: Selanne to return to Ducks, hopes Kariya joins him